WELCOME… to ASGARD!

15 07 2010

here’s the first official look at Anthony Hopkins and Tom Hiddleston in-costume for their respective roles as Odin and Loki. As you can see, director Kenneth Branagh has spared no expense in getting old Krull sets and covering them in Sears Portrait Studio backdrop texture. What a world.

Also, the accompanying article confirms both Thor and Captain America are of course going to be made 3-D in post-production. So, if you decide not to pay the extra to see the muddy conversion, expect to be confused why our greatest patriot keeps heaving his shield RIGHT AT THE CAMERA.





X-Futurama

21 06 2010

DeviantARTist gottabecarl went and mashed the Futurama and X-Men universes together. This is what he got.





Wax Marvel Superheroes

4 06 2010

Staff at London’s Madame Tussaud’s were putting the finishing touches to models of a 4.5m tall Hulk, Iron Man, Spider-Man and Wolverine ahead of the official opening of Marvel Super Heroes 4D.





Batman Tattoo

10 05 2010

I can’t say I’d ever do this myself, but its still freakin awesome.

Batman Tattoo

Batman Tattoo

Batman Tattoo

Batman Tattoo

Batman Tattoo

Batman Tattoo

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Date a Mac Head

6 05 2010

Holy shiz.  Are you an Apple fanboy or fangirl?  Wanna meet others just like you?  Now you can.   Withe the Apple dating service.   Even though it sounds crazy, its not a joke.

For the uninitiated, the name is a combination of Cupertino, the California city where Apple Inc. is based, and Cupid, that love-mongering cherub that shows up every February. Apple fans have a reputation in the tech world for being, well, pretty fanatical. Some make pilgrimages to Apple stores. Others own nearly every product Apple puts out. When the iPad debuted earlier this year, some people waiting in line to buy it said they didn’t really know what it was – but they trusted that Apple would know what’s best for them.

Some people love Apple for its sleek, consumer-oriented products. Others hate the company just as much – dubbing its fans the “Cult of Mac.” (A blog has actually appropriated that name and made it positive).

Cupidtino says it started the Apple-fan dating site because people who love Apple share other things in common, too:

“Cupidtino is a beautiful new dating site created for fans of Apple products by fans of Apple products!” a message on the site says. “Why? Diehard Mac & Apple fans often have a lot in common – personalities, creative professions, a similar sense of style and aesthetics, taste, and of course a love for technology. We believe these are enough reasons for two people to meet and fall in love, and so we created the first Mac-inspired dating site to help you find other Machearts around you.”

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Hugo Weaving IS Red Skull!

6 05 2010

Marvel Studios announced today that Hugo Weaving has been cast to star as Johann Schmidt aka the Red Skull in the studio’s highly anticipated movie “Captain America: The First Avenger” opposite Chris Evans and Hayley Atwell.  In the early comics, Johann Schmidt was drafted into loyal service of The Third Reich and renamed “The Red Skull.”  The character will be updated for the feature adaptation.  Joe Johnston will direct the film penned by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely.Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige will produce  “Captain America: The First Avenger.” Alan Fine, Stan Lee, David Maisel and Louis D’Esposito will executive produce.  The film will be released in the U.S. on July 22, 2011

“Captain America: The First Avenger” will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America.





X-Men: First Class Comes Out Next Summer!!!

6 05 2010

Kick-Ass may be just scraping by at the box office, but apparently its super-violent, not-that-commercially-popular handling of the superhero world has managed to score director Matthew Vaughn another shot at the genre. According to Variety, 20th Century Fox has signed Vaughn to direct X-Men: First Class. Because you know who should direct an important prequel charged with restoring the dignity of a once venerable franchise? That guy who violently satirized superhero comics and movies. Right?

Vaughn will work off a script most recently re-written by Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (writers of Thor), based on a story by original X-Men director Bryan Singer. Variety describes the plot thusly:

[First Class] chronicles the beginning of the X-Men saga, before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto and when they were discovering their powers for the first time. The two men worked with other mutants (some familiar, some new) to stop a global threat. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.

The strangest part of the news is just how quickly this is all going to happen: the studio has given Vaughn just over a year to finish the thing, with shooting set to begin this summer for a release date of June 3, 2011